Thai Peanut Sauce Copycat Recipe!

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I absolutely adore peanut sauce...
but we normally just buy it in a jar.

But I just learned how to make a great version!

Thai Peanut Sauce...perfect for rice or veggie dip!
It's a delightful blend of sweet, salty and garlic.

Step 1: Ingredients!

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5 simple ingredients:

1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3/4 cup of Soy sauce
1 cup of Agave
4 chopped Garlic cloves
2 cups of Peanuts (or any other nut)
(let's face it, fresh nuts are great...but you could use peanut butter and skip a step!)

You'll need a food processor or blender as well.
(unless you are using peanut butter...then you just need a whisk!)
acidrain694 months ago
Pro tip: if you are using peanut butter, just put everything in a mason jar with lid and shake it vigorously. Use the cup marks on the mason jar, no cleanup or measuring cups required. Mix with a chopstick of it isn't smooth enough.
this sauce can be made with fewer ingredients....just thought I put it out there...I'm Laotian which is almost like being Thai...we're sister countries and most of our foods are the same
HollyMann1 year ago
This looks delicious! I used to eat in Thailand quite often..I am addicted to it also and haven't made it in ages...when I made it I remember using coconut milk and some thai chili also...not too much though. In Thailand the street vendors will sell this with chicken satay - chicken on a stick :) yum... (and they'd sell you quite a lot for only about 50 cents us) and the Thai people also eat it on toasted bread! :) LOVE IT ALL!
bpolhamius1 year ago
Hi- sounds wonderful. I love it too, so thank you! Just one question: What is the agave for? I'm not familiar with it.
doodlecraft (author)  bpolhamius1 year ago
It's a sweetener, like honey, it just comes from agave plants. :) It's natural and doesn't spike insulin levels, so it is better for bodies. I bought that at Sam's club, so I'm guessing it's not too hard to find.
thanks for the instructable. I love sweet peanut sauce, but agave isn't as natural as we are told- - http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au/2011/05/why-i-was-wrong-to-recommend-agave-nectar/
doodlecraft (author)  altomic1 year ago
Ha ha, just like EVERYTHING we buy at stores...right? :) Thanks!
bob30301 year ago
Very nice, thanks for posting.
zomfibame1 year ago
looks good. makin' me hungry
doodlecraft (author)  zomfibame1 year ago
Yes it's good! I've eaten it everyday for lunch just like pictured since I made it! :)
I don't have the processor option, so how much peanut butter should I use? Any recommendations for type? Thanks!
doodlecraft (author)  piperskeeper1 year ago
I'd just sub in 1 1/2 to the full 2 cups of peanut butter. Any type should work just fine. Our sauce was a little thick, so I wouldn't worry about the peanut butter making it softer. :)